October 21, 2016
City of Kamloops Reaches Settlement for Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) Repairs
Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops is changing its rates and fees schedule for 2017. Subject to Council approval, rates for all facilities will increase by 5%, starting January 1, 2017. The increase will affect all recreation facilities, including sports fields, room and hall rentals, single event permits, and ice rentals. Recreation fees haven't increased since 2014, and the City has consulted with primary facility partners and user groups in order to maintain service levels and quality.
In addition to the necessary increases in rates and fees, there will also be some minor changes to the membership program structure at the TCC. The City will phase out the Annual Corporate Pass but will continue to offer discounted fees with the purchase of an annual membership. A Full Facility TCC membership holder has access to a 4,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Wellness Centre, Techno gym equipment, a 200 m indoor track, Hillside Stadium, and the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.
In recent years, the City has spent over $230,000 on upgrading TCC's treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, and strength equipment. Additional upgrades have included the addition of a functional training space in the upper corridor outside the Athlete Performance Centre and adding lightweight fitness equipment to the north end of the Fieldhouse.
The City will continue to provide family passes as well as discounted rates for seniors, youth, and children. It also supports residents' access to recreation through programs such as ARCH, Tournament Capital Grants, the Boogie the Bridge cultural fund, and the KidSport recreation fund.
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Wendy Snelling, Business Operations Supervisor
City of Kamloops